Releases

Justice
Wed 7 Dec 2016
The youth justice system will be extended to include lower risk 17 year-olds, Justice Minister Amy Adams and Social Development Minister Anne Tolley have announced today. The changes, which will take place by 2019, will ensure that all 17 year-old offenders are dealt with according to which jurisdiction is best suited to the particular case. The vast majority of 17 year-old offenders are lower risk. They will be dealt with in the Youth Court where the interventions are more targeted and lead to better results. ...
Justice
Wed 7 Dec 2016
The youth justice system will be extended to include lower risk 17 year-olds, Justice Minister Amy Adams and Social Development Minister Anne Tolley have announced today. The changes, which will take place by 2019, will ensure that all 17 year-old offenders are dealt with according to which jurisdiction is best suited to the particular case. The vast majority of 17 year-old offenders are lower risk. They will be dealt with in the Youth Court where the interventions are more targeted and lead to better results. ...
Justice
Wed 7 Dec 2016
Supermarkets will be able to sell low and non-alcohol beer alongside regular beer under changes passed by Parliament. The Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Display of Low-alcohol Beverages and Other Remedial Matters) Amendment Bill makes three minor technical changes to alcohol legislation. The Bill permits supermarkets and grocery stores to display low-alcohol and non-alcoholic beer and wine in the same area of the store as regular alcohol. It also clarifies that a company can hold an alcohol licence. ...
Justice
Wed 7 Dec 2016
Supermarkets will be able to sell low and non-alcohol beer alongside regular beer under changes passed by Parliament. The Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Display of Low-alcohol Beverages and Other Remedial Matters) Amendment Bill makes three minor technical changes to alcohol legislation. The Bill permits supermarkets and grocery stores to display low-alcohol and non-alcoholic beer and wine in the same area of the store as regular alcohol. It also clarifies that a company can hold an alcohol licence. ...
Justice
Tue 6 Dec 2016
Good afternoon and thank you for the invitation to speak at the Government Economics Network today. For as long as can be remembered, Governments have used data to inform economic policy. Forecasts and robust modelling sit comfortably alongside fiscal policy. Detailed economic data stretching back into the nineteenth century has helped inform future economic policy and its impacts. ...
Justice
Tue 6 Dec 2016
Good afternoon and thank you for the invitation to speak at the Government Economics Network today. For as long as can be remembered, Governments have used data to inform economic policy. Forecasts and robust modelling sit comfortably alongside fiscal policy. Detailed economic data stretching back into the nineteenth century has helped inform future economic policy and its impacts. ...
Justice
Fri 25 Nov 2016
Justice Minister Amy Adams has today encouraged all New Zealanders to stand up, speak out and act to prevent violence against women this White Ribbon Day. “Family violence and sexual violence is far too common in New Zealand. It’s a challenge that this Government is confronting, but we all have a role to play in tackling it,” says Ms Adams. “As a nation, we need to stop family violence in all its forms.” ...
Justice
Fri 25 Nov 2016
Justice Minister Amy Adams has today encouraged all New Zealanders to stand up, speak out and act to prevent violence against women this White Ribbon Day. “Family violence and sexual violence is far too common in New Zealand. It’s a challenge that this Government is confronting, but we all have a role to play in tackling it,” says Ms Adams. “As a nation, we need to stop family violence in all its forms.” ...
Courts | Justice
Thu 24 Nov 2016
Justice and Courts Minister Amy Adams has welcomed the completion of New Plymouth Courthouse’s $3.9 million upgrade. “The renovations are the largest upgrade to New Plymouth’s 50-year old court,” says Ms Adams. “The upgraded courthouse includes a refreshed registry space bringing all court registry staff into the one building, and creating one contact point for court customers. ...
Justice
Mon 21 Nov 2016
Justice Minister Amy Adams has wished Netsafe well as it begins its role as the Approved Agency under the Harmful Digital Communications Act. “From today, Netsafe has responsibility for receiving, assessing and investigating complaints about harm caused to individuals by digital communications,” says Ms Adams. “This is a free, seven-day-a-week service which is available to all people in New Zealand who experience online harassment or cyber-bullying. ...
Justice
Mon 21 Nov 2016
Justice Minister Amy Adams has wished Netsafe well as it begins its role as the Approved Agency under the Harmful Digital Communications Act. “From today, Netsafe has responsibility for receiving, assessing and investigating complaints about harm caused to individuals by digital communications,” says Ms Adams. “This is a free, seven-day-a-week service which is available to all people in New Zealand who experience online harassment or cyber-bullying. ...
Justice
Fri 11 Nov 2016
Justice Minister Amy Adams has congratulated Dr Kim McGregor on her first year as the inaugural Chief Victims Advisor to Government. “Dr McGregor has quickly become a valuable and trusted source of independent advice to me as Justice Minister, and to senior officials across the justice sector,” says Ms Adams. “Dr McGregor has contributed to a number of cross-agency initiatives, and is a visible presence across sector work as a member of senior government and governance boards working to improve outcomes for victims. ...